Notary Page

After submitting an online certification application, you must print the notary page and have it notarized and mailed back to the ABOR office. At this time, electronic and faxed notary services are not accepted by the AAB Board of Registry.

What is a Notary

The notarization process can sometimes cause confusion for ABOR applicants, but the process is straightforward.

A notary is a public official appointed by the state to serve as an impartial witness in performing various official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These acts are known as notarizations or notarial acts. Notaries are responsible for ensuring the identity of the signers, ensuring that they sign the document voluntarily and without duress, and that they understand the contents of the document.

To get the document notarized, you would typically follow these steps:

  • Find a Notary: Locate a notary public in your area. Notaries can often be found at banks, law offices, government offices, or shipping centers. You can also use online directories.
  • Prepare the Document: Print the notary page from your application. Do not sign the document before meeting with the notary, as they need to witness your signature.
  • Bring Identification: You will need to bring a valid, government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license or passport) to the notary appointment. The notary needs to verify your identity before notarizing your document.
  • Sign the Document: Under the notary's supervision, sign the document. The notary may also require you to take an oath or affirmation regarding the truthfulness of the contents of the document.
  • Notary Completes the Notarization: The notary will complete the notarial act by affixing their official seal or stamp and signing the document. They will also record the notarization in their official journal.
  • Pay the Fee: There may be a fee for the notarization service, which can vary depending on the state and the type of notarial act.
  • Submit the Notarized Document: A hard copy of the signed and notarized page must be mailed to the ABOR office. You may wish to keep a copy for your records.